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25 November 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 37 - New Header! And W.I.P.

Hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving Thursday and have a great long weekend! 

I was working on two things this week - a watercolour pencil and paint play on the word THREE for Creative Tuesday and a notebook cover. I had so much fun creating this silly piece that I have decided to use it as a new blog header. My little robin has been wanting to fly south and seemed sadly out of season at the moment.  I'm not sure how long my jazzy blind mice will last until they are replaced by something Christmasy. (Hmm - I just gave myself an idea - I love it when that happens! Maybe by next week we'll see if it works!)

New Header (and above)

Old Header (You may see him back again in Spring!)

I bought a new notebook. I really like this brand as they have a hard cover, better than usual quality of paper, and a folding magnetic edge to keep things from falling out (Cambridge Business Notebooks). I wasn't paying close attention though when I bought it (them). I started writing in it as soon as I brought it home and then peeled off the label. I was very disappointed to discover the cover was faded everywhere except where the label was. Ugh. What to do? 

Why not paint it?! So first a coat of black gesso. Then my wonderful friend the Moon. And a dark sky. I know there will be stars... should there be something else?

Work-in-Progress

Have a great time at Paint Party Friday! Looking forward to seeing what you have painted!

39 comments:

  1. Love your new header. I love your birdie with the boots too.:)) The jazzy mice are awesome. Happy PPF, thanks for sharing.

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  2. the header caught my attention and I love the whimsy on it and very fun:) Great idea for the notebook. Excited to see the result:) Happy thanksgiving!

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  3. love the new header too...Happy PPF!!

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  4. Ahhhh, loving your new header, so whimsical, just fun! Great work!

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  5. I love the new header and can't wiat to see something Christmassy... as to the notebook... I hate that sooooo much... I am cursed at things like that so part of me is glad I'm not alone xx

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  6. Fantastic new header! The mice are so cool. Happy PPF xx

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  7. i love your jazzy mice -they actually made me think of the three blind mice kid's rhyme! great idea for covering up the label mark, stars will look wonderful and how about a black skyline silhouette along the bottom?

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  8. Loving your new header and those terrific mice. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  9. Yay!! Lovin the new header...fantastic work..i also play piano so love that! Beautiful work..also love your work in prgress..beautiful..I just know it will be magical!
    Victoria

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  10. Loving your creations this week and the new header :) I've been duped by the label thing before, oh well crafty types always have a solution lol thanks for sharing :) x

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  11. Look at those three blind jazz mice - so cool!! Nice ;)

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  12. Love the new header! :) Such cute little mice.

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  13. Your new header is fantastic! You can really draw beautifully.
    Faye

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  14. Oops, I used the wrong signature. Faye

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  15. Love it! (I'll miss the boots though...)

    Happy PPF!

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  16. Great new header! Love the idea of the three blind mice having a jazz trio. Brilliant.

    Maybe a nice big shooting star on your notebook, so you can always make a wish?

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  17. Jazzy header ~ Love it ~ Love your little bird in the boots also ~ New header has more movement to it ~ it flows and rocks! ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  18. snowflakes perhaps? Love it already. And your new blog header's great!

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  19. These mice blind, would be very cute with Santa hats. Saludos

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  20. Love your new header, very elegant! Valerie

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  21. LOVE THE NEW HEADER!!!!!!!!! Super sweet!
    cheers and happy thanksgiving!
    dana

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  22. I love your word association! So very clever! And it makes a great header too.
    I keep wanting to decorate the cover of my Art Journal...oh my to-do list, there seems to be no end.

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  23. The notebook will be even more special because you painted it :). Love the playfullness of the header. Happy Weekend Eva, Ev

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  24. you've been busy...love your new work! Had a geat Thanksgiving...thanks! :)

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  25. Great new header Eva. It really makes me smile.

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  26. your little mice are very cute and i am looking forward go seeing your work in progress finished...xxx

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  27. You've been busy! What a fun header! And I love making my own covers for journals! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  28. I love your whimsical style! I've been trying to figure out how to make a header/banner, I really love yours, so fun!

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  29. Hello Eva, I love the new header very funny. I have a lot of change header too.

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  30. LOVE that new header!!! :0) Those mice are brilliant and I can't wait to see how your work in progress turns out!

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  31. Nice new header!
    And beautiful work-in-progress painting! :)

    All the best,
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  32. I love your new header, so fun.
    and the cover of your new journal, as it is, well wonderful! So zen in it's simplicity. Stars will be fab to as will anything else, but i already think it is wonderful.

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  33. These illustrations are adorable and I love that you are using them for your heading. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  34. oh, excited to see the finished piece. Looks great with just the moon too! So bold!

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  35. Hi Eva!!! cool new header!!! wonderful work!!!

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Looking forward to hearing from you!